Neck Safety In Headstand

To invert or not to invert; it’s the new yoga controversy. The claim is that Headstand & Shoulderstand are too dangerous. Some yoga studios have abandoned them completely, commenting that we weren’t meant to stand… Continue reading

The Burning Desire For Wholeness: Finding Peace Through Yoga

Most of us live like we have 275 tabs simultaneously open on our mental browser. None of them are actually important, it’s just a frantic, agitated circle of being busy. It can be the consequences… Continue reading

Why We Meditate (And How To Do It Better)

Meditation is a powerful tool for easing stress and making space to connect with yourself. The goal is not to stop your mind but to keep it’s frantic, skeptical and controlling side from running your… Continue reading

Pain-Free Backbends Just By Using Your Legs

If I were to give only one clue for pain-free backbends it would be this: keep your legs parallel. While simple from external appearances, this instruction can go so in-depth that I’ve spent… Continue reading

When Buddhism In Business Is A Bad Idea

I’m no expert on Buddhism. I’m not even a novice. In fact, the only practice I have that comes out of the tradition is one of today’s greatest buzzwords: Mindfulness. Mindfulness: Yes Mindfulness… Continue reading

Meditation & Breath to Restore Energy

Seems almost everyone I know is experiencing some sort of turmoil or huge transformation right now. In this time of need, it’s even more important to center ourselves and clear our minds, so I created… Continue reading

How to Warm Up For A Challenging Yoga Pose

Whether in an alignment-based yoga environment or a flow-based one, there is often a single posture that is the most challenging of the class. In the jargon of yoga teachers this is called a… Continue reading

De-Stress & Heal Back Pain With One Move

The psoas muscle is the largest muscle attaching your legs to your torso. It acts to flex the legs forward and up towards your chest, and is a key muscle in running. The psoas… Continue reading

How To Keep Your Low Back Safe In Forward Folds

Keeping a healthy low back is key to living pain free, retaining overall strength and aging gracefully. You begin by finding optimal alignment—that free and open posture you were born with—then doing what you can to maintain and… Continue reading

A Healthy Spine For Life: The Tadasana Principle

When my Grandpa was ninety years old we had a birthday party for him. Most of his friends — others his age — had passed away, save one woman. She arrived, white hair… Continue reading